Gerry Commane’s reel

Also known as Gearoid Ó Comain, Gerdy Commane’s, Gerry Commane.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Mrs Crehan’s (a few times).

Gerry Commane’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Gerry Commane's has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Gerry Commane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2ed cAGE|~A3G AB (3cBA|d2ed dcAF|DGGF ~G2AF|
GAEA DEFG|(3ABA dc defg|a2ge fded|1 fdAF (3GAG fe:|2 fdAF (3GAG fg:||
|:~a3b agfg|a2af (3gag fg|adbd agfe|defd ~g2fg|
~a3g (3fgf ed|cA~A2 ~f3g|a2ge fded|1 fdAF (3GAG fg:|2 fdAF (3GAG fe:||
X: 2
T: Gerry Commane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2ed cAGE|FAAG AB=cA|d2ed cAGB|EGGF G2AG|
FAEA DEFG|Azdc defg|~a2ge fdez|1 dcAF ~G2fe:|2 dcAF ~G2fg:|
|:azab agfg|abaf g2fg|ad (3fed Adfe|defa ~g2fg|
azag efed|cAde ~f3g|a2ge fdez|1 dcAF ~g2fg:|2 fdAF ~G2fe:|
X: 3
T: Gerry Commane's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
d2ed cBAG|(3ABc BG ABcA|dfed cAAF|DGGF GBAG|
(3FGF EF DEFG|Add^c defg|(3agf ge fded|1 d^cAF G2AB:|2 d^cAF Gefg:|
|:~a3b agfg|~a3f g2fg|agbg agfg|dggf ~g2fg|
~a3g ~f2ed|(3Bcd ef g2fg|af (3gfe fded|1 d^cAF Gefg:|2 d^cAF ~G2AB:|

Seven comments

Gerry Commane’s

What a lovely tune! Shame you just copied it note for note from Henrik Norbeck’s tune index. Yet another cut & paste job for thesession.org, and you couldn’t even be bothered to make a single comment about it :-/

X: 1
T: Gerry Commane’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Mike Rafferty
N: The last ~G2 in each part is sometimes overblown into the next octave
K: Dmaj
d2ed cAGE|FAAG AB=cA|d2ed cAGB|EGGF G2AG|
FAEA DEFG|Azdc defg|~a2ge fdez|1 dcAF ~G2fe:|2 dcAF ~G2fg:|
|:azab agfg|abaf g2fg|ad (3fed Adfe|defa ~G2fg|
azag efed|cAde ~f3g|a2ge fdez|1 dcAF ~g2fg:|2 fdAF ~G2fe:|

That should be defa ~g2fg in bar 3 of the B-part

Gerry Commane’s

Brendan Breathnach, in Ceol Rince na hEireann 3, notates Mary Bergin’s playing and puts it in G, with all the Cs natural. I have just listened to the source recording - Bergin’s Feadoga Stain - and she is playing C naturals. Mike Rafferty’s version has C sharps and C naturals, whereas the main tune here uses sharps only. Does anyone here play it? How do you play it?

Gerry Commane’s, X:3

Transcription from a tape of Bobby Casey, bar in Ennis, 1977.

Re: Gerry Commane’s

This is on Joe Ryan cd two gentlemen of clare